The Netmore Connectivity Solution (NCS) consists of Connectivity Node, Netmore Connectivity Platform (NCP) and Unified Management System (UMS).
Today we realize an increased number of different types of attached network devices and application devices that need an internet connection. These solutions are often proprietary solutions and most lack the ability to smoothly integrate towards other systems. NCS and its connectivity platform resolves this limitation by being able to exchange data between these instances via NCP or by connecting a trusted third-party solution.
By implementing the NCS the property owner can thus save overall costs for each site operation and see a long-term increase in revenue by adding on new services such as 5G neutral host or IoT networks.
As a Netmore customer it is possible to increase the availability and the revenue by adding Netmore connectivity products to the Site Access Network (SAN) which is optional part of the NCS. These connectivity products can provide a local network infrastructure in almost all buildings/industry to which connection-dependent devices can be connected wired or wirelessly. SAN offers full coverage of WiFi and mobile broadband for both indoor, outdoor environments.
The access to the user interface is role based where only the relevant features are available for ease of use and security. An organisation can have different roles and the owner of the network can grant different level of access.
Local Private Network (LPN)
A Local Private Network is a slice of the local network. It is a virtual network that separate or connect systems, devices, and applications at a site. The administrator can configure and associate each LPN with the relevant application devices. The default rules are defined with the Network Owner when it is clear what devices will be connected to the node.
There are several LPN related features and methods to create optional services such as LPN Grouping, secure RAS connection, Internet backhaul and QoS by traffic prioritization to meet specific customer needs.
Grouping of LPNs and Connectivity Nodes is possible for purposes like remote access or communication between sites in hierarchies that allows LPNs on different nodes owned by the same customer to talk to each other. LPN groups can also be performed locally to connect different LPNs.
Remore Access Service (RAS)
Applications and devices from most of the vendors can be accessed remotely. There are a set of different techniques that can be used for remote access depending on the required type of access.
RAS is available as a software client (installed on laptops, tablets, or phones) or as a hardware node. It is used to establish a secure access to Proptech Nodes and any systems, devices or applications connected to a Connectivity Nod and the dedicated LPN. Typical users are IT- or facility management staff and system/device/application providers.
Connectivity Node Management
Assembly, installation and management of cabinets and network devices is handled in the connectivity node management section. A node consists of a predefined combination of Network devices. The Network owner, Site Owner, Assembly partner and Installation partner has access to this section.
Netmore proactively monitors the network as part of the Operator Service. This includes operation of the connectivity nodes, raising alarms and initiate actions when needed. Rules can be set automatically or manually assign known device types to different LPNs.
A device discovery will show in real time what devices are connected to a node. This is useful to find IP addresses for new devices that might require provisioning for example.
More advanced monitoring of e.g., traffic statistics, port errors, power consumption, temperature, etc. is available for the network owner with the optional advanced network monitor function.
User and Role Management
Within all organisations there is an admin-user that can administrate new users and roles within the organisation’s authority. Level of access can also be shared to relevant third party users.
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